Question about Zanussi Washing Machines
Drum does not rotate
Posted by Anonymous on
Quite probably the motor brushes. Disconnect from mains. Tilt machine backwards as far as possible. On motor, disconnect wires to brushes. With a multimeter, check continuity between brush and any segment if the commutator. If open circuit, replacing the brushes should do the trick. Also visually examine the commutator for damage
Posted on Aug 23, 2014
SOURCE: washing machine
i am a recently retired appliance engineer of 20 years and this sounds like it could be the motor carbons, assuming the belt is still on, check the carbons first on the main motor, if these are fine then check the module pcb this is a board that is located normally at the bottom inside the cabinet at the side, i think that it will be the carbons, they are known for it? work with safety if i have helped please rate me
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
Hi there, this problem sounds as though the carbon brushes are needing replaced or infact just needing to be cleaned of dust or dirt. Its very common for the brushes to be covered in dust and fibres. Im not sure where the brushes will be on this model but I hope this helps you in someway.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
SOURCE: Zanussi ZWF 1020W front loading
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @ 21:17 Sat evening,
I presume that you could turn the drum by hand? Also how old/used is it, please?
Can you hear a sound as if the motor is turning? If you can it could be that the belt has broken/come off. If you cannot hear it it could be that the motor is not working.
WITH THE POWER OFF-
have the back removed so that the belt (and motor) can then be seen easily.
If belt is OK then it is likely to be the motor especially if the machine is quite a few years old and well used. Often the motor brushes wear down to the extent that they do not run on the commutator and the motor stops- or, as in our case just before Xmas, becomes intermittent. Although it is possible to go the least costly way and have the brushes changed, it is false economy in the long run. The new brushes will not bed in correctly and will only last a fairly short time (I've heard of 1 month!). A replacement motor (ours cost £250- and I replaced the belt at the same time- both were 15-20 years old) should last for many years.
I hope this assists,
Posted on Jan 29, 2011
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